Hercules Man Allegedly Molested Child at Girlfriend's Daycare: Police

A 52-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of molesting a child at his girlfriend's daycare, according to the Hercules Police Department.

Officers arrested Carson Lane Bartolomucci at an apartment on the 100 block of Paradise Drive. The apartment also houses the daycare, police said.

Police started an investigation on Feb. 12 after a parent of a 13-year-old girl reporter her daughter had been the victim of a sexual assault.

Police said the victim often visited a daycare located at Bartolomucci's apartment. Bartolomucci is the boyfriend of the daycare provider and was known to the victim and her family, according to police.

The girl also spent the night and weekends at the daycare, police said

The alleged sexual assaults took place when Bartolomucci's girlfriend left the apartment, according to the police investigation.

Police said the girl did not tell anyone because she was afraid, but when she got older had the courage to come forward.

Bartolomucci is currently being held at the Martinez Detention Facility and faces the following charges:

  • lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14;
  • lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14 with force or fear;
  • oral copulation with a child under 14, 10 years younger than the suspect;
  • sexual penetration with a child under 14 with force or fear;
  • and sexual exploitation of a child.

Police said criminal charges will be filed with the District Attorney's Office on Friday.

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